Author Archives: Edward Dunne


About Edward Dunne

I am the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews. Previously, I was an editor for the AMS Book Program for 17 years. Before working for the AMS, I had an academic career working at Rice University, Oxford University, and Oklahoma State University. In 1990-91, I worked for Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg. My Ph.D. is from Harvard. I received a world-class liberal arts education as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University.

Yoshimura Crush Patterns

One of the signature moves of the John Belushi character in the movie Animal House is Belushi crushing an aluminum can against his forehead.  The shape of the crushed can presents an interesting problem in material science, which has a nice mathematical … Continue reading

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Cicadas in MathSciNet

The cicadas of Brood X have emerged throughout much of the eastern United States.  In certain areas of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Mathematical Reviews is  physically located, they have become quite loud.   They belong to the genus Magicicada of periodical … Continue reading

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Geography and MathSciNet / Mathematical Reviews

My latest column of Math Reviews News is in the April issue of the Notices of the AMS. Using information we have in the database, I look at various geographical considerations connected to MathSciNet or to mathematics publishing more generally: … Continue reading

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New members of the US National Academy of Sciences in MathSciNet

The United States National Academy of Sciences has announced the newest group of members.  Of the 120 newly-elected members, 59 of them are women, the most elected in a single year.  In this post, I’ve gathered the new members whom … Continue reading

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MathSciNet, Uzbekistan, and the MDC Program

There is a nice news item on the AMS website about MathSciNet, Uzbekistan, and the MathSciNet for Developing Countries Program, also known as the MDC Program.  In very specific terms, the piece tells how the program has helped the mathematicians … Continue reading

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Job Posting – Associate Editor at Mathematical Reviews

We are hiring!   We are looking for a new Associate Editor to start as soon as possible in 2021   The job is posted on (of course!).

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A Librarian’s Guide to MathSciNet. A Choice Webinar

The AMS and EBSCO Information Services  are sponsoring a webinar about MathSciNet for librarians.  It is part of the Choice Webinar Series from the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Date and Time:  Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Videos of JMM 2021 MathSciNet demos

We have uploaded video recordings of MathSciNet demos done at the virtual JMM 2021. Check them out on YouTube!

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Math in the time of coronavirus

While many businesses have seen significant downturns during the pandemic, several scholarly publishers have reported increases in submissions in the first part of 2020. There are various studies and articles about the phenomenon.  Meanwhile, at Mathematical Reviews, we have not … Continue reading

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Mathematical Reviews / MathSciNet at virtual JMM – thank you

Thank you to everyone who came to the demonstrations of MathSciNet as part of JMM 2021.  By rough count, between 150 and 200 people attended the demos! Here are some links that were distributed in the chats: The QuickStart Guide, … Continue reading

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